Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline
queen_of_kithia

Hyperbole

I was just watching the women's bobsled event, and one of the drivers was having some trouble, skidding into walls, losing time, etc., and one of the commentators said, "This is like a train wreck!"

I don't think it was, really. I mean, if the sled had jumped the track entirely, THAT would have been like a train wreck. Fortunately, it didn't. That would have been horrible. Horrible like a train wreck.

Also, the silver medalist driver said she should be more disappointed than she was, and I was like, "No, you shouldn't. No one who wins a medal of any kind should EVER be disappointed." (Looking at you two, Virtue and Moir.)

By the way, if that sounds like I'm criticizing Elana Meyers, I'm not. Quite the contrary, I admire her positive attitude. If there's a criticism there, it's a criticism of the silver medalists who don't take it so gracefully, and a criticism of the whole cultural attitude that "second place is the first loser," with which I don't agree at all.

It's just that the way it came out sounded kind of funny.
Tags: olympics, television
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